Lakes, Trees and Honeybees (7 Photos)
All Photos © Matthew Brandt, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Above: Mary’s Lake, MT 6, 2012.
Lakes, Trees and Honeybees is an exhibition of new photographs and prints by Matthew Brandt from his series Lakes and Reservoirs, Trees, and Honeybees. Matthew Brandt creates his prints using physical elements from the subject itself. Inspired by landscape photography of the American West – especially its correlation to the methods of printing and making images during photography’s infancy in the mid-nineteenth century – the artist revives traditional photographic techniques through various production processes, including handmade papermaking and gum-bichromate. Whether soaking prints in water from the subject lake, or printing on paper that the artist made from the subject tree, or even using a pigment that the artist created from the subject (charcoal from the trees, gum-bichromate emulsion of honeybees), Brandt blurs the line between the photograph and the photographed. The exhibition is on view at Yossi Milo Gallery until July 20, 2012.
In December 2011, Forbes named Matthew Brandt one of tomorrow’s “brightest stars” in the article 30 Under 30: Art & Design. Brandt’s work is included in the collections of the Armand Hammer Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was born in California in 1982, and received his BFA from Cooper Union and his MFA from UCLA. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
-Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery
Bees of Bees 2, 2012
Tree 39, 2009-2011
Mary’s Lake, MT 9 , 2012
Bees of Bees 3, 2012
Mary’s Lake, MT 8, 2012
Tree 42, 2009-2011
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